Composer Philip Glass informed concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein that he wanted to compose a piece specifically for her. She loved the idea and devised a plan to involve orchestras in the U.S. and Canada. Simone set forth to organize a consortium of orchestras, and the wcfsymphony was one of them.
Glass composed Piano Concerto No. 3 for this consortium and Simone. To say it has been a success is an understatement. Simone’s recording of the concerto reached number one on the Billboard classical charts.
Concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein and wcfsymphony are pairing up to bring you the wcfsymphony Gala Season Opener. Conductor Jason Weinberger says that the audience will be “beguiled” by the concerto performance.
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Hear what Jason Weinberger has to say about the wcfsymphony’s Gala Season Opener below.